901 Public Examination of School District Records


Public records of the school district may be viewed by the public during the regular business hours of the administration offices of the school district.  These hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on student attendance days and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on non student attendance days.  The administrative offices are closed during holidays and vacation periods.

Persons wishing to review the school district’s public records will contact the board secretary and make arrangements for viewing.  The board secretary will make arrangements for viewing the records as soon as practicable, depending on the nature of the request.

Persons may request copies of public records in writing, including electronically.  The school district may require pre-payment of the costs prior to copy and mailing.  

Persons wanting copies may be assessed a fee for the copy.  Persons wanting compilation of information may be assessed a fee for the time of the employee to compile the requested information. Printing of materials for the public at the expense of the school district will only occur when the event is sponsored by the school district.

Records defined by law as confidential records are viewed or copied upon receipt of written permission by the board secretary or superintendent from the person whose confidential records are being requested.

It is the responsibility of the board secretary to maintain accurate and current records of the school district.  It is the responsibility of the board secretary to respond in a timely manner to requests for viewing and receiving public information of the school district.



Legal Reference:              Iowa Code §§ 21.4: 22; 291.6 (2005).

                                          1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 88

                                          1972 Op. Att’y Gen 158

                                          1968 Op. Att’y Gen. 656